It’s not too surprising that two state-ranked teams – No. 9 Serra of Gardena and No. 21 Bishop Amat of La Puente – lost in the first round of the CIF Southern Section D1 playoffs due to the strength of the first 12 to 14 teams. But it was more of shocker that state No. 14 Oaks Christian also fell in D2 to La Habra. For most other teams, it was one lopsided win after another.
Here is a look at scores through Saturday night, Nov. 12. Check back Monday for the new rankings. Thanks to Paul Muyskens for looking up info on many of these teams.
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1. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 11-0
Defeated Tesoro (Las Flores) 69-0 in CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs. One of the first TDs the Monarchs scored was on a blocked punt return.
2. Centennial (Corona) 10-1
Defeated JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 55-24 in CIFSS D1 playoffs. Nico Ross had a 35-yard pick six in second quarter that helped to break it open.
3. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 9-2
Defeated Upland 47-20 in CIFSS D1 playoffs. This game was perhaps a little closer than anticipated. Up next won’t be Serra of Gardena as anticipated in the quarterfinals but instead league rival Santa Margarita.
4. Mission Viejo 11-0
Defeated Servite (Anaheim) 49-28. Since Servite had lost by huge margins to both Mater Dei and St. John Bosco and of course had that two-point loss to De La Salle in September, this score was one to watch throughout Friday night.
5. Rancho Cucamonga 11-0
Defeated Lutheran (Orange) 27-7 in CIFSS D1 playoffs. A 49-yard TD run by Jaylonn Redd closed the scoring. Cougars will meet No. 4 Mission Viejo next.
6. Narbonne (Harbor City) 11-0
Defeated Arleta 85-7 on Thursday in first round of CIF L.A. City Section D1 playoffs. Gauchos, who play Crenshaw next, led 72-0 at halftime.
7. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 10-0
Did not play. Dons are in eight-team bracket for CIF San Diego Section Open Division and don’t start until next week vs. Torrey Pines.
8. De La Salle (Concord) 9-1
Did not play. Spartans are in four-team bracket for CIF North Coast Section Open Division and don’t start until next week vs. No. 18 Clayton Valley of Concord.
9. Serra (Gardena) 7-4
LOST to bubble team Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 27-14 in first round of CIFSS D1 playoffs.
10. Freedom (Oakley) 10-0
Did not play. Falcons are in four-team bracket for CIF North Coast Section Open Division and don’t start until next week vs. No. 13 Pittsburg, a team they beat 41-38 two weeks ago.
11. Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) 9-2
Defeated St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 63-34 in CIFSS D2 playoffs. Nighthawks, seeded No. 2 in the bracket, will play Norco next.
12. Calabasas 11-0
Defeated Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood) 56-28. The Coyotes overcame some early struggled and moved on in CIFSS D5 playoffs. They played without several starters, including Keyshawn Johnson Jr. and Brendan Radley-Hiles.
13. Pittsburg 9-1
Did not play. Pirates are in four-team bracket for CIF North Coast Section Open Division and don’t start until next week vs. No. 10 Freedom (Oakley), a team they lost to 41-38 two weeks ago.
14. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 8-3
LOST to La Habra 35-28 in CIFSS D2 playoffs. This was the upset of the night since the Lions are a team with many high-scoring wins, including one against Chaminade. La Habra, although a CIFSS champion last season, was only 6-4 and one of its losses was to Tesoro.
15. St. Mary’s (Stockton) 10-1
Defeated Modesto 64-7 in CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D1 playoffs. The Rams, No. 2 seed behind Folsom, will play 10-1 Pitman of Turlock next.
16. Helix (La Mesa) 8-2
Did not play. Highlanders are in eight-team bracket for CIF San Diego Section Open Division and don’t start until next week vs. Valhalla of El Cajon, same team they ended regular season by beating 40-13.
17. Folsom 10-1
Defeated Kennedy (Sacramento) 78-6 in CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D1 playoffs. The Bulldogs, No. 1 seed in that bracket, got going early, especially with 65-yard kick return TD from Eric Davis.
18. Clayton Valley (Concord) 10-1
Did not play. Ugly Eagles are in four-team bracket for CIF North Coast Section Open Division and don’t start until next week vs. No. 8 De La Salle (Concord). Clayton Valley won NCS D2 title last season.
19. Cathedral (Los Angeles) 11-0
Defeated Hart (Newhall) 34-17 in CIFSS D3 playoffs. Phantoms looked good in matchup many in SoCal probably thought was going to be tougher for them.
20. Monte Vista (Danville) 10-1
Defeated Irvington (Fremont) 52-0 in CIFNCS D1 playoffs. Mustangs, the top seed in the bracket but not in the NCS Open Division after their 45-17 loss to De La Salle, may have taken out some frustration on the Vikings.
21. Bishop Amat (La Puente) 7-4
LOST to Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 38-24 in CIFSS D1 playoffs. Having a week off after the Lancers beat Chaminade in OT two weeks ago might have cost them some sharpness in season-ending loss to the Broncos.
22. Chaminade (West Hills) 8-3
Defeated Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 50-14. This was projected to be the best matchup in first round of CIFSS D1 playoffs since Poly was practically in the State Top 25 as well. Instead, it was a second-half blowout behind T.J. Pledger’s five touchdowns.
23. La Mirada 9-2
Defeated Paso Robles 49-6 in CIFSS D3 playoffs. Matadores, seeded No. 1 in the bracket, will play La Serna of Whittier next.
24. Heritage (Menifee) 11-0
Defeated El Toro (Lake Forest) 42-14 in CIFSS D2 playoffs. The Patriots, seeded No. 1 in the bracket, also provided the 100th career win for head coach Kraig Broach.
25. Rancho Bernardo (San Diego) 10-0
Did not play. Broncos are in eight-team bracket for CIF San Diego Section Open Division and don’t start until next week vs. Oceanside, which won the SD Division I title last season.
California (San Ramon) 9-2
Defeated Foothill (Pleasanton) 35-7 on Saturday.
Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa) 9-1
Did not play. Bye in NCS D4 playoffs.
Central (Fresno) 9-1
Did not play. Bye in Central Sec D1 playoffs.
Del Oro (Loomis) 9-2
Defeated Laguna Creek (Elk Grove) 79-0.
Dorsey (Los Angeles) 7-3*
Defeated South East (South Gate) 58-7.
Edison (Huntington Beach) 10-1
Defeated Newbury Park 49-24.
Elk Grove 10-1
Defeated Gregori (Modesto) 49-8.
Hawkins (Los Angeles) 11-0
Defeated Cleveland (Reseda) 32-3.
JSerra (SJ Capistrano) 5-6
LOST to No. 2 Centennial (Corona) 55-24.
Defeated Carter (Rialto) 65-0.
Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 7-4
LOST to No. 22 Chaminade (West Hills) 50-14.
Los Altos (Hacienda Heights) 11-0
Defeated San Marino 35-7.
Lutheran (Orange) 5-6
LOST to No. 5 Rancho Cucamonga 27-7.
Madison (San Diego) 8-2
Did not play. Bye in San Diego Sec playoffs.
Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 9-2
Defeated River City (West Sacramento) 44-14 on Thursday.
Palma (Salinas) 9-2
Defeated Saratoga 55-27.
Defeated Stagg (Stockton) 54-14.
Did not play. Bye in Central Sec D2 playoffs.
Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 7-4
Defeated No. 9 Serra (Gardena) 27-14.
Serra (San Mateo) 7-4
Defeated Leigh (San Jose) 45-14.
Servite (Anaheim) 4-7
LOST to No. 4 Mission Viejo 49-28.
St. Francis (Mountain View) 10-1
Defeated Mountain View 56-27.
Defeated Yreka 49-0 on Thursday.
Defeated Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 34-3.
Valley Christian (San Jose) 10-1
Defeated Burlingame 41-0.
Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 9-2
Defeated No. 22 Bishop Amat (La Puente) 38-24.